From today's UK papers

June 13, 2001

The Guardian

Alison Benjamin looks at a battle over the best way to spread the word, as modernisers seek to close run-down public libraries and replace them with high-tech centres. ( society section )

Daily Mail

Children as young as three could be driven towards obesity and eating disorders by neurotic parents, research from the human nutrition department of Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children has found.

Financial Times

Lack of laboratory space threatens to choke London's development as a world-class biotechnology cluster, despite it shaving more than 30 biotech companies - far more than previously thought - a study from the London Biotechnology Network says.

Daily Telegraph

If the prospect of another day at work is depressing, there may be consolation from scientists at the University of Alberta in Canada who have found that sad workers make better employees.


The new education secretary, Estelle Morris, has announced an urgent review of the controversial AS-level examination system, following a barrage of complaints and claims by headteachers that its implementation has been shambolic. ( Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Times )

Fathers are just as important as mothers in a child's upbringing, research from Lancaster University shows. ( Daily Mail, Times, Daily Telegraph )

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